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Merry Christmas, everybody - a free short story

Merry Christmas, everybody - a free short story

  Hey there, It’s December! The decorations are up, the advent calendar is open and the Tesco delivery slot is booked! So far so good! We now just have to remortgage the house to buy stamps for all the Christmas cards. 58p each for second class? Blimmin’ heck. 😯 As we’re hurtling towards the end of 2018, I wanted to say THANK YOU so much for all your likes, comments and support since I started Elle Turner creative in October. I’m SO looking forward to 2019 when I’ll continue on my mission to bring more fun and creativity into our lives...

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Reflecting and Goal Setting in your journal

Reflecting and Goal Setting in your journal

  As we draw towards the end of 2018 and the busy holiday season approaches, have you been thinking about what has happened in your life this year and what 2019 will hold? I have been and, of course, I’ve loved the opportunity to do some journaling about it! Whether you’re a new or regular journaler, or journaling is something you’ve wondered about trying and never have, now is the perfect time to turn to the page to appreciate and acknowledge how far you’ve come in 2018, and to consider what you want your life to look like over the...

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Why you need to start Journaling today

Why you need to start Journaling today

We’re all products of our environment. Yes, we have different personalities and different experiences that inform how we act and react to the situations in our lives but, in turn, our environments shape us and our behaviour. This may not seem like good news, particularly if we feel we can’t change them.

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How to find the time

How to find the time

You know that I’m on a mission to help us bring more fun, creativity and beauty into our lives through journaling. I firmly believe that writing is good for us and can enhance our lives if we incorporate it into our personal wellbeing activities.

And perhaps you agree with me that it’s a lovely idea, but you’re thinking to yourself, ‘Sounds great in theory, but I just don’t have the TIME.’

Between work, home, children, other family responsibilities and the myriad ad hoc activities we undertake daily, it’s very hard to think that we could add something to the list for FUN. It sounds like just another stressor, or something that we’ll possibly be able to do ‘one day’ but ‘not just now’.

I definitely know the feeling. Even though writing’s ‘my thing’, since going into business for myself, my time to write fiction has taken a huge hit. I’m trying to rectify that, but there’s always something else that “needs” done, preventing me from progressing my personal fiction project(s).

I definitely get that it’s not easy, but it’s important, so I’ve been working on it.

Here’s my question:

Would you like to carve out time in your day, week or month to do something just for you, something creative, something fun?

Then I have something for you.

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